by, 27th December 2010 at 09:13 PM (199 Views)
There are times in our lives when we are in a situation that needs immediate but sound decisions. Whichever option we choose, there seems to be a consequence. There are things that impel us to choose such things, although careful weighing of the pros and cons spells a lot of difference to the outcome. But what are we going to do if the resources given to us won’t last forever? Resources such as energy, most especially time barely fits the R kind of resources (renewable, that’s R). We barely have the whole night and yet, we seldom use it to do what we really OUGHT to do, instead lamenting on the things that already had past or scrutinizing the erring fellow’s ways.
What if the things we have today just vanish completely, with no promise of returning? Should we sit in a corner and wait? Should we curse the world for its assumed injustice? Should we focus our attention to a door that has already closed, and leave ourselves unaware of the window that has opened not too far? Should we blame ourselves for our mistakes? Or should we leave these questions all alone?
Truth is nothing can help us but ourselves. A kind person will always try to help, but anyone that doesn’t even care about his welfare is the one person people will find the hardest to assist.
My college PE teacher always reminds us “Mahalin nyo ang sarili nyo. Walang ibang tutulong sa inyo kundi sarili nyo na lang.” (Love yourselves. Nobody will help you [best] except yourselves). Why do we have to let our lives be confined in just a small corner of a room, where we miss the majestic beauty life has to offer us? Why do we have to curse the world for its “assumed” injustice, when in reality we are the ones being unfair to ourselves? Why do we have to foolishly stare an already closed door and completely ignore the windows of opportunity there are? Why do we always blame ourselves, yet forget to learn that mistakes are part of being better individuals?
When we are in such a crossroad, it’s good to deliberate about these things. It’s better to contemplate by asking ourselves these questions. And it’s best to ask God for the wisdom, with the aid of the Holy Spirit.
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